Welcome to the homestretch, Carla!
Wow, I feel like I know you so much better after reading your background post. I can relate to you on so many levels! Yay for both of us for getting out of bad relationships and into healthy, loving relationships! I, too, wanted to have all my kids before I turned 30 - but I ended up not even having my first until I was 29.
Life tends to throw us a million curveballs. That's how we learn and grow. I'm so happy that you are in such a good place now and that your dreams are being fulfilled!
Congratulations on your lodge!
Thanks, ladies. Well, the lack of sleep caught up with me and I literally passed out on the couch for an hour and a half this evening. I don't think I sleep an hour and half at a stretch at night! Other than that, nothing exciting to report.
I had lunch with a very dear friend today...her baby was born last year at the same exact time I am due this year. She has been an amazing support during my pregnancy and I was looking forward to that relationship extending into both of us having children...then she told me at the end of lunch that they are moving to Nevada in about a month. I held it together and was very supportive of her...and cried when I got home. I will miss her so very, very much.
The baby's movements seem to have changed a bit in the last few days...a lot more glacial movements (as in one half of my belly sticking up 2 inches higher than the other side) and scratching sensations at my cervix. I am used to more kicks and pokes. Is it normal for the movements to be changing like this since he or she is getting so big? Also, I am noticing definite periods of constant moving for an hour or so at a time and then the baby gets really quiet (sleeping?) for a while. I'm just wondering if this is normal or if I should make a quick call to the Dr....I guess I could call the Dr. tomorrow just to reassure myself. Normally, I am a trust your instincts, your gut, your body sort of gal, but this pregnancy thing is a totally new experience.
Hhhmmm, maybe a bowl of ice cream now...
Oh, so sorry to hear about your friend moving away. that's rough!
The movements sound okay to me. They go through sleep/wake cycles in the womb, and how they move can vary.
I really like how you describe the motion as glacial like. What a great description! I'm pretty sure it's normal at this stage too, like you said the babies are getting bigger.
Sorry to hear about your friend.
Sorry about your friend moving away. That's hard! As far as baby movements, I can't say that I am any sort of expert, but that's kind of what my baby has started to do. I don't get kicks but these wavy movements across my belly. It sounds like what you are experiencing is normal, and I know what you mean about wanting to trust your body and instincts, but I am not opposed to just placing a call to the doc...that's why we are paying them...lol.
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Good to see your post, Casey. I was a little worried about you...
We had our last appointment with our doula today. We mostly went over breastfeeding and infant care. She even had me practice the different breastfeeding holds with a doll. It was weird! I think DH was bored...
At the very end of the class she asked me to get a tub of warm water. Well, I'm in the bathroom filling the tub and DH comes in and says, "oh let me get that, is that full enough for you, is it the right temperature....". I was a little weirded out by his behavior...I mean, don't get me wrong, he is a real sweety and does nice things for me all the time, but there was something odd about this.... So we go into the living room and he makes a big deal about whether or not I'm in the best chair and do I have enough pillows and do I mind if he puts some massage oil in the water, etc. Then our doula says, I'll just be in the other room; let me know when you're done". Then I put my feet in the water and DH proceeds to massage them and starts asking me things like "are you nervous for labor, do you have any fears about being a mother, are you getting enough support, etc." Finally, I whisper to him "did she tell you to ask me these things?" and he whispers back "yes", and I say "well, these are things we talk about all the time" and he says (all still whispering) "I know, but she told me it would be supportive to give you a foot massage and talk about these things..." and I got a serious case of the giggles. I mean it was just so unlike my DH and I thought it was hilarious! After the doula left, he kind of got mad and was like "is it so unusual for me to be nice or something"? and I had to remind him that he is nice all the time and does sweet things but it was ssssssoooooo obvious that this was just not his style!
Other than that, the baby seems to have understood my post yesterday about being worried about different movements, quiet time, etc., because I am getting my belly kicked now. I don't know what he/she is doing this evening....having a dance party, kick boxing, slam dancing with the placenta....it is taking my breath away! Oh, great, now I'm going to worry that the baby is moving too much and that his/her heartbeat is high and something is wrong... What is it with me being pregnant and worrying. Gggggrrrr.
Thanks for listening...
LOL at your dh's behavior! It sounds like you've got a great doula, though! A lot of couple's don't communicate enough about this stuff, so its cool that she encourages it.